Adjunct Instructor - University Supervisor Pool

Maryville University
St. Louis, MO

Job Details

Job no: 492345
Work type: Adjunct
Location: St. Louis, MO
Categories: School of Education, Adjunct

Posting Details

Job Summary/Basic Function

The School of Education at Maryville University hires part-time faculty on an ongoing basis to supervise teacher candidates in field placements as part of our Teacher Preparation Program. Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be contacted as openings become available. There is no need to contact us; this is an ongoing pool. The University Supervisors are primarily specialists in Elementary, Early Childhood education, and individual content areas. The University Supervisor serves as a liaison between the cooperating teacher, teacher candidate, and the School of Education.

University Supervisors have the privilege of working with diverse groups of individuals. We seek colleagues who embrace this opportunity with respect and skill.

The School of Education is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:
• Attend all professional development and training sessions for University Supervisors as indicated by the School of Education
• Attend all required School of Education meetings as indicated by the School of Education
• Provide constructive support and suggestions to assist each teacher candidate’s professional growth
• Observe, coach, and evaluate teacher candidates’ performance in student teaching/practicums
• Conduct multiple or 5 site visits over the 15-week placement for observations, coaching, and evaluation; three - six site visits for student teachers
• Complete all School of Education required documentation by indicated deadlines
• Question activities and teaching strategies that assist the teacher candidate in reflecting on their teaching lesson and broadening their own self-evaluation
• Demonstrate and reflect knowledge of effective instructional practices in the classroom;
• Participate in problem-solving and remain flexible in seeking solutions
• Promote instructional strategies approved by the School of Education that can reach a wide variety of learners, as well as expect higher-level thinking skills
• Respect the cultural implications and expectations of the partnering schools that the teacher candidates are placed
• Value other’s professional opinions and time, yet willing to give the time necessary for feedback and discussion
• Promote and sustain positive working relationships among the cooperating teachers; building administrators; and the teacher candidates

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Education from a regionally accredited institution
• Current Missouri Teaching Certification
• Must be willing to complete an FBI Fingerprinting Background Check and Missouri Department of Health, Senior Services Family Care Safety Background Screening, and a Tuberculosis test at your own expense
• Must have a minimum of three years teaching experience in an urban or suburban public school settings in relevant certification areas pertaining to Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle (Science, Social Studies, Math, or Language Arts) or High school (Biology, Chemistry, English, Social Science, or Math)
• Must have a clean driving record with a valid Missouri driver’s license
• Must own a car with current auto insurance; insurance must be kept current
• Knowledge of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Teacher Standards
• Must be flexible with scheduling visits
• Must be willing to drive to all partnering schools assigned
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills
• Excellent critical thinking skills
• Superior technical capabilities

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

An offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

Applicants requiring University sponsorship to obtain employment authorization will not be considered for this position.

Maryville University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race/color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This extends to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruiting, hiring, training, on-the-job treatment, promotion, layoff, and termination.

Advertised: January 15, 2020
Applications close: Open until filled


Motivated Students

Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive and nationally ranked private institution with nearly 6,000 students. We offer over 75 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 32 countries. Consistently ranked as a top private school by Forbes and Kiplinger's, Maryville has been named the Number 1 Over-performing University in the nation by US News and World Report for the past two years. Maryville's athletics teams compete in 18 men's and women's sports at the Division II level in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Founded in 1872, the University is ideally situated on 130 picturesque acres in west St. Louis County. 

Outstanding Faculty

Across the wide spectrum of academic programs offered at Maryville University, you'll discover enthusiastic professors with impressive academic credentials and professional experience in their fields. From their extensive knowledge base and active learning approach, you'll gain real-world perspective and the kind of confidence that comes with being well-prepared to begin your first professional job in your chosen career.

Campus Map

On the Maryville campus, academic, administrative and housing buildings span 130-acres of beautiful wooded and landscaped scenery. Maryville has constructed 10 new campus buildings since 1998. They include the Anheuser-Busch Academic Center, Art & Design Building, University Auditorium, Donius University Center, state-of-the-art health professions facility Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker Hall and five student apartment buildings.

Inspired Teaching

Maryville is proud of its teaching and mentoring excellence. As we focus on giving you a solid liberal arts foundation, we are guided by a well-established statement of mission, vision and core values.

Special Events

For the past 11 years, Maryville has presented the St. Louis Speaker Series at Powell Symphony Hall, featuring Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Peace Prize winners, world leaders, statesmen, distinguished journalists, authors and other celebrated personalities who have enlightened, inspired and entertained our audiences.

Career Resources

Located only 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis and right next door to St. Luke's Hospital and Maryville Centre corporate complex, you'll benefit from a wide variety of internship opportunities. In addition, our centers for advising and career planning will help you succeed every step of the way, both as a Maryville student and as a graduate. These include:

  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Computing
  • Academic Success Center
  • Career Education 

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